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30th Dec 2022

Greta Thunberg takes dig at Andrew Tate over pizza boxes following his arrest

Charlie Herbert

The Swedish climate activist may have indirectly helped make Tate’s arrest possible

Greta Thunberg has responded to the news of Andrew Tate’s arrest in Romania by joking about the pizza boxes he so proudly claimed were non-recyclable.

Late on Thursday (January 29), Tate was detained by Romanian authorities at his property in Pipera alongside his brother on suspicion of human trafficking and rape.

This followed an exchange between Thunberg and Tate on Twitter, in which the climate activist said Tate had ‘small d**k energy.’

He then responded with a bizarre two minute video, which included him being handed pizza boxes from a local chain, Jerry’s Pizza, which he proudly claimed were non-recyclable.

Romanian pizza company flooded with rave reviews following Andrew Tate arrest
Tate was handed some ‘non-recyclable’ pizza boxes from a local chain during his video response to Greta Thunberg (Twitter)

Within 24 hours of the video being posted, Tate was arrested along with his brother on charges of human trafficking and rape, and unconfirmed reports have claimed that authorities were able to confirm his whereabouts thanks to the pizza boxes that appeared in the video response.

In a tweet following the news of Tate’s arrest, Thunberg simply said: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”

At the time of writing, the tweet has racked up almost 600,000 likes in less than two hours.

Tate has been detained on suspicion of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organised crime group, prosecutors said on Thursday (29 December).

They said that they have found six women who claim to have been sexually exploited by the suspects.

Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) issued a statement, but did not name the Tate brothers, stating that two British citizens and two Romanian citizens were suspected of being part of a criminal group focused on human trafficking.

“We make it clear that during the entire criminal process, the investigated persons benefit from the procedural rights and guarantees provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure, as well as the presumption of innocence,” DIICOT said in the statement.

News footage appeared to show Tate being led away by Romanian authorities (@DurdenLebowski/Twitter)

A spokesperson for Andrew Tate told the Daily Mail: “We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can.”

DIICOT says they raided five properties during their operation on December 29.

Tate, a former kickboxer, rose to fame in 2016 when he was removed from British TV show Big Brother over a video which appeared to show him attacking a woman.

The 35-year-old has gained notoriety this year because of his inflammatory and misogynistic views on women.

This includes videos where he has said that women should “shut the f**k up, have kids, sit at home, be quiet and make coffee,” that women are men’s “property” and that “18-year-old women are “more attractive than 25-year-olds because they’ve been through less d***.”

He has even gone as far to say that rape victims should “bear responsibility” for their attacks.

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